South Park

Season 9 Episode 10

Follow That Egg

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 02, 2005 on Comedy Central
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The gay marriage debate lands in South Park and unbeknownest to them, Stan & Kyle hold the answer in their hands.

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  • The episode could have been one of the few good episodes in season nine, but it gets disappointing at the end.

    2.2
    Mrs. Garrison assigns her class a project where the boys and girls are paired up to raise eggs as “children” of their own. However, none of them realize that Garrison has a conspiracy behind this egg project. Things get strange once Garrison switches two groups so that both partners have the same gender so that one group is Wendy and BeBe and the other is Stan and Kyle. Garrison wants to prove to the governor of Colorado that same-sex couples cannot raise children so that same-sex marriage will be illegal in Colorado, and his former gay lover Mr. Slave cannot marry Big Gay Al.



    This is one of the many things that resulted from one of the many stupid things South Park has done over recent years. In the end of the fourth season, Garrison admitted he was gay, so SP Elementary fired him. He returned to teach fourth grade late in season six – which was the worst season of SP. Earlier in the season, Garrison had sex-change operation to become a woman. Why, oh why would SP jump the shark with that? I remember when Garrison was a straight man in the early days of SP! Remember Mr. Hat? For those who don’t know Mr. Hat, back in seasons one to four, when Garrison taught the boys’ third grade class, Hat was the hand puppet that Garrison used as his ventriloquist assistant. The moments with Mr. Hat were much more laughable than the new South Park! It is so ironic here how Garrison would speak out against homosexuality here! Had SP not created “Fancy New Vagina”, I would’ve given this episode 10.0. However, given that Garrison is a hypocritical homosexual, now I give it 5.0. Wait, Garrison had sex-change surgery, so now it is 4.0. Since the episode is stupid in general given all these happenings, and that [SPOILER] Garrison did not win [END SPOILER], I now give it 2.5. Hey, this episode is better than other bad season 9 episodes like “Two Days Before the Day After Tomorrow” or “Best Friends Forever”. If you want to waste your time and screw your brain, watch this episode. If you want to watch good, funny South Park, watch anything except season 6, 9, or 10.moreless
  • Gay marriage takes its toll on South Park as a jealous Mr.Garison fights to ban it. Stan and Kyle are the guinie pigs.

    10
    My Favorite episode ever. For one, Matt and Trey have announced that Stan will be gay when he growns up (apparently the male version of Ellen DeGeneres) and they continue to prove their point, whether intentionaly or not. Honestly, I think that when Stan and Kyle grow up, they would be a perfect couple. I mean, they\'re are so many signs! And this episode just made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, I love it! I just love it so much when something comes together like this, two best friends, growing up together and end up together. Its perfect! Yay, gotta love that StanxKyle!moreless
  • While Stan struggle to impress Wendy, and grows insanely jealous at Kyle, all his best friend care about is getting an A...

    9.4
    This episode was truly great. I found it funny that they came up with idea that Stan could still be head-over-heels for Wendy - I mean, come on... but, that's alright. I have to tell that the ending just did it for me. While Stan was still in his "I-have-to-impress-Wendy" mood, Kyle's gay little scene (by which I mean, he turns away, and oh-so-concerned ask what Stan thinks about his hat) made me smile. Being a Stan/Kyle fangirl myself, I practically squealed when Mrs Garisson went "And how's our little gay couple, Stan and Kyle?" And now tell me they aren't trying to tell us something here...

    Well, in particular, it was just another interpretation of "give a bunch of kids an egg and see if they'll break it", but boy, was it original in its sorta way. The only bad thing about everything was that Stan was willing to ruin his friendship with Kyle rather than shove off Wendy. Oh well, it passed him.moreless
  • A good episode.

    9.0
    Mrs. Garrison's "ex" plans to marry his new love as soon as the Governor signs the bill allowing gay marriage in Colorado. As Slave and Big Gay Al prepare to marry, the townspeople of South Park rally the Governor to outlaw gay marriage. In a fit of jealously, Mrs. Garrison develops his own case study using the kids to prove that same sex couples cannot care for a child. The boys are determined to get an "A" on their class assignment and Mrs. Garrison is just as committed to seeing they fail. Another excellent South Park episode. I give it a 9/10.moreless
  • I'm not sure why everyone hates this episode; it's one of my favorites.

    10
    This is definitely in my Top 5 SP episodes. While I always preferred Mr. Garrison as a male, the script in this episode is on key and he acts just like he always does - getting very passionate about some subject for all the wrong reasons, this time gay marriage.



    The best parts of this episode were when Mrs. Garrison sang "Love Lost Long Ago".. my friends and I always sing that now. His voice is just so awful and the way he bursts into it randomly (and the kids all stare at him) is hilarious. The other great part is when he takes the picture of the egg to the assassin and there's like funny middle-eastern dramatic music playing in the background. Overall a strong episode.moreless
Trey Parker

Trey Parker

Voice of Stan Marsh; Eric Theodore Cartman; Herbert Garrison; Officer Barbrady; Terrance; Timmy; Ned Gerblanski; Satan; Randy Ma

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy

Matt Stone

Matt Stone

Voice of Kyle Broflovski; Kenny McKormick; Gerald Broflovski; Pip Pirrup; Jesus; Jimbo Kearn; Phillip; Saddam; Various Others

Jennifer Howell

Jennifer Howell

Voice of Bebe

Recurring Role

April Stewart

April Stewart

Voice of Wendy

Recurring Role

Jessie Thomas

Jessie Thomas

Voice of Unknown

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (10)

    • When Ms. Garrison is singing about love and looks at the bridal shop, the shop name 'Le petit chat bridal shop' essentially translates to: the little cat bridal shop.

    • When Stan calls Kyle up to insult him there is a glass of water on the table, but when he hangs up it disappears.

    • Miss Garison is vowing to stop same sex couples from getting married and doesn't even like them being together in this episode and yet 2 seasons later she becomes a lesbian in the episode D-Yikes.

    • When the governor is announcing his compromise to appease the gay community, one man in the crowd is dressed the same as Randy in the episode "South Park Is Gay''

    • While most of the kids receive "normal" white eggs, Token receives a brown egg.

    • When Mrs. Garrison is checking Stan and Kyle's Egg Evaluation, this can be seen on the report:
      Daily Egg Evaluation

      Day#: 4
      Parents: Stan and Kyle
      Egg Condition: (Good) Injured Dead
      Morning: Woke up at 7AM, washed egg in sink. Dried. Dusted with baby powder- Dressed egg in overalls and combed hair- EGG IS VERY HAPPY!!
      Afternoon: After lunch egg watched basketball game on the playground. After, took a nap. Stan is a protective father.
      Evening: Took a shower with egg- Egg went to bed at 8:30 PM.
      Parents' Signature: Stan and Kyle

    • When Stan threw his egg onto the couch (and if Bebe found the egg in Stan's dog's mouth) why didn't the egg break? And why didn't the real egg break if it was inside Kyle's coat for so long? Wouldn't it have gotten crushed against him, or if someone bumped into him?

    • On Stan and Kyle's Daily Egg Evaluation form, the photo of their egg looks an awful lot like a photo of Kenny.

    • There is an animation error during the third bombing. You have to look very carefully to see it. The head of the man who gets decapitated in the last bombing goes through the "No Gay Marriage" picket that is right in front of him.

    • There is a continuity error following the bombing scene. In one shot the ground is full of dead bodies and in the next they mysteriously disappear.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Mr. Garrison: When I announce your names, please move a sit with the person your pair with. Heidi, you'll be with Eric.
      Heidi: Aaauugh!

    • Mrs. Garrison: Now how about our gay couple: Stan and Kyle.

    • Kyle: I don't think it's going to be that hard to keep it from breaking. This whole assignment is stupid.
      Stan: Yeah, well so is your hat.
      (hangs up phone)

    • Kyle: Stan? Do you really think my hat is stupid?
      Stan: (walks over to Kyle) As a matter of fact, it is the nicest hat I have ever known.
      (pats Kyle on the back)

    • Mrs. Garrison: (yelling at Stan and Kyle's egg)Look at the freak egg! It has two daddies! Two daddies! Two daddies! Come on, kids, let's all rip on the freak egg! Two daddies! Two daddies!

    • Mr. Slave: Mr. Garrison, there's something you should know. Al and I are getting married.
      Mrs. Garrison: Married?
      Big Gay Al: Yes.
      Mrs. Garrison: You can't get married! You're faggots!

    • Lady: Well, what about lesbians?
      Governor: Well like anyone cares about f(beep)king dikes.
      (Crowd gets angry and starts yelling.)
      Governor: Oh God, I was sure that would work.

    • (after Mrs. Garrison gives Cartman a new egg)
      Cartman: Mr. Garrison, you've never been this cool to me before.
      Mrs. Garrison: Okay, well, you're welcome, Eric. Now, just run along.
      Cartman: Why are you doing this?
      Mrs. Garrison: Because I'm a nice teacher, all right?
      Cartman: What do you want from me?
      Mrs. Garrison: Nothing! It's all okay! Just take your damn egg!
      Cartman: No.
      Mrs. Garrison: (grabs Cartman by the collar) Eric, you've never been anything but a problem for me! You're taking that egg! And if you break it again, I'll break both your legs, and burn down your house! Do you hear me?
      Cartman: (scared) Yes teacher.

    • Mrs. Garrison: Governor, we have collected over 1000 signatures requesting that you veto this gay-marriage bill!
      Governor: Oh jeez, I knew this would happen. First the gay people come in here wanting equal rights, then this bill gets passed and now all the people against it want me to veto it. Why do I have to make this decision?
      Mrs. Garrison: Because you're the governor...
      Governor: I just wanted a big house and lots of respect. I didn't want this kind of responsibility!

    • Mrs. Garrison: We need to tell the governor and the world that gay marriage is not okay! That homosexuals cannot muddy our traditions! And there is only one way for us, all together, to make that message very clear! We need to round up three or four queers and beat the livin' hell out of them! Come on, everybody! Let's get some queers, and some trucks, and have us a good old-fashioned fag drag!
      Man #1: Well uh, we were thinkin' we would, you know, just go appeal to the governor.
      Mrs. Garrison: Appeal to the governor? Oh, come on! Where's your balls? Fag drag!
      Man #2: We don't hate homosexuals, we, we we just don't want them to be able to marry.
      Man #3: Yeah, we were just thinkin' of goin' and askin' the governor to veto the bill.
      Man #4: Yeah.
      Mrs. Garrison: Eh, fag drag?

    • Governor: I believe that I might have come up with a compromise to this whole problem that will make everyone happy! People in the gay community want the same rights as married couples, but dissenters don't want the word "marriage" corrupted. So how about we let gay people get married, but call it something else? You homosexuals will have all the exact same rights as married couples, but instead of referring to you as "married," you can be "butt buddies". Instead of being "man and wife," you'll be "butt buddies". You won't be "betrothed," you'll be "butt buddies". Get it? Instead of a "bride and groom," you'd be "butt buddies".
      Mr. Slave: We wanna be treated equally!
      Governor: You are equal. It's just that instead of getting "engaged," you would be "butt buddies".

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Team America
      When Stan says: "As a matter of fact, it is the nicest hat I have ever known." It could very well be an Allusion to when in Team America, Chris says "As a matter of fact, you're the nicest actor I have ever known" because he says it in the same tone, and almost the same voice.

    • Follow That Car:

      The episode title is a spoof of "Follow That Car," a line commonly preceding chase scenes in many movies.

      There is even a scene in this episode where the kids are in a taxicab that is driving very erratically similar to movie chase scenes.

    • Matthew Shepherd:

      Mrs. Garrison's 'fag drag' idea sounds similar to the murder of Matthew Shepard, which happened in Wyoming.

    • Current Event/Gay Marriage:

      This episode takes on the argument of gay marriage in different states.

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